Recent Lessons Learned or Relearned at the Craig House

I’m a firm believer in learning our lessons.  I mean, if we don’t learn from our mistakes, then what’s the use in our making them, right?  And yes, some lessons are those we have to repeat over and over before the light bulb comes on and we reach the amazingly intelligent conclusion of, “Duh.” 

Okay, so I admit it, we at the Craig house have experienced our share of “duh” moments.   Below are a few lessons we at the Craig house have learned over the years. 

Hubby:  Do not microwave a toothbrush.  Yes, it sounds reasonable that to stick it in a cup of water and set the time on one minute might be sure to kill the germs and therefore save you from the $1.99 of having to purchase a new one every three weeks, but it doesn’t work.

Son:  Do not microwave a whole egg.  Yes, I know you want to prove mama wrong when I say you can’t do that, but when the egg explodes coating the microwave with scrambled egg, you’re going to be sorry. 

Me:  Never attempt to move a feline that is about to throw up a hair ball.  Believe it or not, there are worse places for a hair-ball to land other than where you thought it might end up.

Son:  To clean a cell phone you DO NOT run it through the washing machine.  To dry a cell phone, DO NOT run it though the dryer.  In other words, check your dad-burn jeans before doing laundry!

Me:  When son says, smell this, and has funny look on his face, don’t do it.  When son says, taste this and has a green appearance in skin tone, don’t do it.

Son:  Puking is not a team sport.  Yes, when you were small, mama always held your head and kept a damp cloth to your brow during these times of needs.  At eighteen, and with a man-size stomach, you are lucky if mom tosses a wet rag at you and says I hope everything comes out all right.

Son: Just because it’s in the refrigerator doesn’t mean it’s still edible.  P.S.  Refer to lesson above for reference.

Hubby:  Never start whining about losing your glasses until after you check the top of your head. 

Me:  Never attempt to wax my own eyebrows.  (No explanation needed.) Hubby:  Never ever, under any circumstances, ask your wife what happened to her eyebrows.


Okay…so there you have it. Some of the life lessons we have learned at the Craig house.  What about you guys?  Any lessons you could share?  Come on, I shared.  I’ll give away a t-shirt to one person who leaves a comment.
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12 thoughts on “Recent Lessons Learned or Relearned at the Craig House

  1. Can’t really think of any off the top of my head besides the ones that I am sure everyone knows already….
    Do not try to wash/dry chapstick because it will ruin clothes by leaving greasy looking spots on your clothes
    Also, do NOT pull anyone’s finger…lol

    • What I’ve learned most about life as of recent is to have patience, especially whenever you work with the public. I work for several delivery companies, and I’ve done so for several years now. I enjoy helping others, which is even better when it pays to do so. My guests teach me foreign langue words, to constellation names and everything in between. It’s beautiful to connect with people on many levels, I try to spread peace and love. This is a job that give me connections, joy, and takes away my social anxiety day by day.

  2. Use baking sheets that have a small lip. I’ve lost count of times baked goods have slid right off and into the oven when I’m taking the pan out and accidentally tilt it at an angle. Nothing like watching all that hard work literally slide away.

  3. If you’re a Mother of a dog owner…..a quiet house is never a good thing b/c most likely someone is tearing up sometime into somewhat they have no business messing with. A parent’s worse nightmare is finding a stray Sharpie cap and your toddler looking extremely guilty. Oh and if you run out of toilet paper while you’re home alone…..there’s always coffee filters!!!

  4. Life lessons from a 5 year old

    when life is hard take a nap.

    When it is raining go outside and play.

    Always eat the doughnut!

  5. Do not use dish soap in the dishwasher. Probably not a good idea in the washer either. Don’t try life hacks without researching. For instance, Did you hear the one that black pepper can be a coagulant in a cut? No! Burns! Don’t try it!

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